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John Landis Net Worth

John Landis Net Worth is
$70 Million

John Landis Biography

John Landis is a film director, actor, maker and screenwriter who includes a net worthy of of $70 million. Even so, the rivalry was claimed to become a friendly one as Landis produced a cameo appearance as a messenger in Spielberg’s 1941 and the latter played the function of a table clerk in Landis’ Blues Brothers. His first work was the 1973 horror comedy Schlock, that he wrote the screenplay. Landis in addition has directed music movies such as for example Michael Jackson’s Thriller and BB King’s My Lucille, in addition to Paul McCartney’s Spies Like Us. He in addition has made many tv commercials for items like Taco Coca Cola, Bell, even more and Pepsi. When he was just eight years older he was therefore impressed with the film, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, that he determined ideal then that he wished to make films when he was raised. His 1st directing endeavor, “Schlock” had not been a big strike, but six years later on he directed Kentucky Fried Film, which paved just how for his very effective directing profession. Landis also starred in it as the name character—a monster produced by make-up artist Rick Baker. Following the tragic death of the two kids, stricter enforcement of the kid labor laws and regulations in the condition of California. In 1982 he directed his 1st documentary, JUST AROUND THE CORNER, and in 2008 John Landis received an Emmy Award for the filming of the documentary Mr. Warmth; The Don Rickles Task. Landis was created in Chicago, Illinois in 1950. He dropped his senior high school at age 18 and worked well for the production associate on Kelly’s Heroes. John Landis can be an American screenwriter, actor, maker and film director who became even more famous when he caused Michael Jackson on the latter’s music video clips. As his first work he worked at 20th Hundred years Fox as a mail boy and later on became an associate director in Hollywood. John is definitely wedded to Deborah Nadoolman Landis who’s a costume developer and has offered two conditions as President of The Outfit Designers Guild. They possess two kids, Rachel, a school instructor, and Max, a author of the Chronicle, films and Amnesty. $70 Million: Director, screenwriter and actor John Landis was created on August 3, 1950, in Chicago, Illinois. An effective director, John Landis is most beneficial known for his comedies, such as National Lampoon’s Animal Home (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), and Trading Areas (1983). He began his profession in the mail area at 20th Hundred years Fox and shortly found other behind-the-scenes careers, including functioning as a stuntman.Landis was also an associate of the crew for the film Kelly’s Heroes (1970), a global War II humor starring Clint Telly Savalas, Eastwood and Don Rickles. He hasn’t only been an extremely effective actor but also an extremely effective director and screenwriter. A few of his movies include movies like the Blues Brothers, Animal Home, An American Werewolf in London and the Three Amigos. Through the filming of Twilight Area in 1982, Vic Morrow and had been killed in a helicopter incident and Landis, and also a handful of his crew people stood trial for involuntary manslaughter and kid endangerment, but had been acquitted of most charges. It’s been announced that the existing estimate of John Landis net well worth gets to 70 million dollars. John Landis is a favorite and successful maker, screenwriter, director and actor. Personal Life: He’s wedded with Deborah Nadoolman who’s Oscar-nominated costume developer on July 27, 1980. John Landis has generated a great deal of comedy movies and horror films. Also, he caused Michael Jackson on a few of his music movies. As a director, John Landis spent some time working on such movies as “Trading Areas”, “An American Werewolf in London” and “National Lampoon’s Animal Home”. John Landis also directed “Beverly Hills Cop III” and “The Blues Brothers”. He directed the ‘National Lampoon’s Animal House’ beneath the General Studios which paved him even more possibilities in the entertainment sector. Thus, all this function made his name popular and in addition added up to the present size of John Landis net worthy of. He was created in 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. John Landis grew up in a Jewish home. His mom was an interior developer. When he was still a baby, he transferred to LA. Although he provides spent the majority of his period in LA, John Landis has mentioned that Chicago is normally his real hometown. Furthermore, John Landis is normally a supporter of the Chicago Light Sox baseball group. He in addition has co-directed films along with great directors. He gained Time-Machine Honorary Award and copper Wing Tribute Award in 2004, Career Award this year 2010, Greatest Film Award in 1982 for Schlock and in addition got nominated in Oscar for most severe director. In 1977, John Landis directed another film known as “Kentucky Fried Film”. In 1969, he became an assistant director through the filming of “Kelly’s Heroes”. After that, John Landis done several films, which occurred in European countries, such as for example “El Condor”, “A City Known as Bastard (a.k.a. A City Called Hell)” and “A long time ago in the West”. Who’s John Landis: An American effective director who is most widely known for his humor movies and horror films just like the Blues Brothers, National Lampoon’s Animal House. In those days, John Landis was 21 years old. Nevertheless, the film had not been as effective as planned. He began his profession at 20th Hundred years Fox, where his initial position was functioning as a mailman. He is one of the ethnicity white and nationality American. For the reason that calendar year, he directed a film because of this company, which was known as “National Lampoon’s Animal House”. In 1980, he wrote in addition to directed another film known as “The Blues Brothers”. In those days, this film was regarded probably the most expensive movies. The cost of it had been 30 million dollars. In 1981, John Landis directed and wrote another film known as “An American Werewolf in London”. It had been believed that he previously a rivalry with Steven Spielberg who in those days directed the film 1941, which price $35 million. He wedded his girlfriend Deborah Nadoolman Landis in the entire year 1980 and till there romantic relationship has been not having a scratch. Discussing his newer work, John Landis spent some time working on such movies as “Some Man Who Kills People”, “Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling”, “Strike of the 50 Feet Cheerleader” and “Burke and Hare”. In 1971, he debuted as a director of the creation called “Schlock”. He’s also known about his movies with Michael Jackson. If he needs to be described in a single work it could certainly end up being legendary. Early Lifestyle (Childhood): He was created in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Interesting Facts: He’s article writer and director of the comedy-horror An American Werewolf in London which is called his personal task. His mom, Shirley Levine, a magaziner and his Martin L, is usually was an inside designer and father. His parents name are Shirley Levine and Marshall Landis. He’s also name director of 2001: AN AREA Odyssey. These involvements possess added up a whole lot of revenues to the present quantity of John Landis net worthy of, aswell. This beautiful couple offers two children Max who’s article writer and Rachel a college teacher. Accomplishment: He has won 7 awards and nominated in 4. This career ultimately became one of many resources of increasing the existing sum of John Landis net well worth. The family members moved to LA when he was a toddler.


Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameJohn Landis
Net Worth$70 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 3, 1950
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director, Stunt Performer, Television Director
NationalityAmerican
SpouseDeborah Nadoolman Landis
ChildrenMax Landis, Rachel Landis
ParentsMarshall Landis, Shirley Levine Landis
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
NominationsVenezia Classici Award for Best Restored Film
MoviesAn American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers, Animal House, Trading Places, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Coming to America, ¡Three Amigos!, The Kentucky Fried Movie, Burke & Hare, Into the Night, Blues Brothers 2000, Innocent Blood, Spies Like Us, Beverly Hills Cop III, Schlock, The Stupids, Amazon Women on the Moon, Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, Susan's Plan, Slasher, Oscar, 1941, Sleepwalkers, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Darkman, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Spider-Man 2, Tales of Halloween, Venice/Venice, Quicksilver Highway, Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby, Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, Body Chemistry II: Voice of a Stranger, Death Race 2000, B.B. King "Into the Night", Clue, HIStory on Film, Volume II, Starz Inside: Bloodsucking Cinema, The Scenesters, Coming Soon, The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas, Here Come the Munsters, An American Werewolf in Paris, Family, Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory, Michael Jackson: Number Ones, Diamonds, Junoon, Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update, Black or White, Slasher: an IFC Original
TV ShowsEek! The Cat


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Had an allergic reaction to shrimp on the set of Thriller.
2 The Ruling Class (1972) is one of his favorite movies.
3 During the filming of The Blues Brothers (1980) John Belushi's drug use was at its height. On a day of filming Belushi didn't want to come out of his trailer. John Landis, who was fed up with Belushi and his antics, reportedly forced his way in to Belushi's trailer, grabbed all of Belushi's drug stash and flushed them down the toilet. Landis told him he wasn't going to be putting up this anymore.
4 Says the scariest horror film for him is a "toss-up between" Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and William Friedkin's The Exorcist (1973). [NYTimes, 8/21/11].
5 On 12 April 2011, when he was introducing his new film Burke and Hare (2010) at The Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), he was knighted. He is now a "Knight of the Order of the Raven". It's one of the festival's highest honors given only to masters of the genre.
6 Five of his movies were nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs: The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), An American Werewolf in London (1981) and Trading Places (1983). "Animal House" made the list at #36.
7 Close friend, George Lucas, offered John Landis the role of director on Howard the Duck (1986). After reading the script Landis turned down the opportunity due to the police car crashes in the finale. He felt this was too similar to that of his previous film The Blues Brothers (1980).
8 Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1989.
9 One of his favorite movies is The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972). He admits that this film inspired the use of the dream within a dream gag in An American Werewolf in London (1981).
10 Once worked as an attendant in a parking lot.
11 Has never shot a film in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio until 2010's Burke and Hare (2010).
12 Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 555-559. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
13 Went to school with Eliza Roberts.
14 After he dropped out of school at age 17 he worked as mailman at the Fox studios.
15 Father of Max Landis and Rachel Landis.
16 He directed the music videos Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) and Michael Jackson: Black or White (1991), both by Michael Jackson. He has a small cameo as the director in "Black Or White".
17 In his early career he worked as a stunt-man specialising in horse-falls.
18 The trademark trivia often mentioned in Landis-directed films, the inclusion in some form of the phrase "See you next Wednesday", is a reference to a script young Landis wrote at 15 (which in itself was named after a line in the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)). Whenever Landis uses an idea from it in a film he's made, he always "credits" the script. The reference appears during the werewolf rampage as the title on the marquee of a porno theater in An American Werewolf in London (1981). It is spoken in German when Vic Morrow is being shot at on the building in the sequence he directed for Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). In The Blues Brothers (1980) it's on a billboard where the the cops are lying in wait. Then again, it mostly appears as the name on movie posters, so that it probably became merely something to watch for like Alfred Hitchcock's cameos. It first appeared in his first film Schlock (1973) as the name of a movie and as a movie poster in a theater lobby. It appeared again in his second film. The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), as the title of the "Feel-O-Rama" movie. It surfaces in an apartment in Trading Places (1983) on a movie poster. In Coming to America (1988) it appears in a subway station (the movie claims to star Jamie Lee Curtis, who appeared in "Trading Places"). Another poster is visible in Ophelia's apartment. In Spies Like Us (1985) it appears on the recruitment poster behind the desk of the commander of the army training post. In Into the Night (1985) it appears on two posters in the office where Ed and Diana make the phone call. In Innocent Blood (1992) it is once again advertised on a movie marquee across the street from the Melody Lounge exotic dance bar near where a car crash takes place. It also appears in the Michael Jackson video Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983), which was directed by Landis. One of the men chasing the werewolf finds a note and reads this out while the shot shows MJ in the theater eating popcorn.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 On YouTube's Trailers from Hell channel, always introduces himself with a joke name, while his actual name appears at the foot of the screen ("Hi, I'm First Lady Michelle Obama, and this is Trailers from Hell").
2 Often works with makeup artist Rick Baker ((Schlock (1973), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Coming to America (1988), Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983))
3 Films usually contain a scene where a full song is sung (see: Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), Coming to America (1988), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)).
4 Frequently works with Dan Aykroyd
5 He often has his characters look into camera lens to make eye contact with the audience or "break frame".
6 Features clips of cast members in the ending credits when their name appears
7 Often has an image of large gorilla, usually King Kong, somewhere in a movie.
8 Often casts Stephen Bishop as "Charming Guy" in his films, basically a bit part for a friend.
9 Frequently casts other directors and filmmakers in small roles
10 Music: 'The Girl from Ipanema'
11 Airport scenes in Into the Night (1985) and Coming to America (1988) have a call over the PA system for a 'Mr Frank Ozkerwitz' to pick up the white courtesy phone. This is Frank Oz's real name. Landis' work frequently features Oz.
12 The phrase "See You Next Wednesday". Supposedly, the phrase is the title of a film that Landis had an idea for at the age of 15. The title is a direct reference to a line in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). He describes the film as the kind of movie that a 15 year old adolescent boy would have made. He sometimes uses ideas from this movie, and when he does he puts the phrase in as a "homage". It is not in all of his movies [SYNW].


Quotes

#Quote
1 (On The 7th Voyage of Sinbad) The reason it changed my life, and it really did-I had complete suspension of disbelief. Really, I was eight years old, and it transported me. I was on that beach running from that dragon, fighting that Cyclops. It just really dazzled me and I bought it completely. All my energy and efforts were to be a filmmaker, and it was because of that film.
2 I still think that The Exorcist (1973) is the scariest movie I ever saw. However I have never walked away from a movie uneasy - I've been creeped out during the movie, but once I leave the cinema, it's more about my next meal.
3 The new versions of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and The Last House on the Left (2009) looked like shampoo commercials.
4 [on Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)] I never had that experience before, where committees are telling me what they're going to do. What I should have done is quit, but instead - out of loyalty to Danny [Aykroyd] - I finished the movie. We had fabulous music - I'm proud of the music - but by the time we were shooting, the movie was fucked.
5 [on the death of Michael Jackson] I was lucky enough to know and work with Michael Jackson in his prime. Michael was an extraordinary talent and a truly great international star. He had a troubled and complicated life and despite his gifts, remains a tragic figure. My wife Deborah and I will always have great affection for him.
6 I always loved those 1960s films and the things Richard Lester had done with The Beatles, and I conceived An American Werewolf in London (1981) with that spirit in mind. London was horror central, of course, home of Jack the Ripper, Jekyll and Hyde, so I wanted all that Victorian Gothic, but I also wanted to show the real London of 1981.
7 On working with Eddie Murphy in Coming to America (1988): Eddie is an immensely overpowering talent. But if you can imagine a nuclear plant, that energy is productive as long as it's contained. And if Eddie's not contained, he's gonna blow.
8 [on superstars] I've worked with Paul McCartney, and Michael Jackson, and The Blues Brothers, and David Bowie, and a lot of people that have gone through that experience, and man I think it's difficult to remain sane under those circumstances. When you see what happened to Elvis Presley - I mean, I understand it, but with that level of stardom, and that level of celebrity, it's a miracle if you can make it through it with any sense of sanity after that.
9 The Thing (1982) is a terrific movie, probably John Carpenter's best
10 See American Werewolf (In London) is not a comedy. People keep calling it a comedy, it's very funny I hope, but it is a horror film. We meet these guys in a truckload of sheep. This is not subtle. I mean these boys are dead by the end of the movie. That's not really a happy tale.
11 On working with Eddie Murphy on Trading Places (1983): His effect was dazzling. There was a "ding!" when he walked on, almost like Marilyn Monroe.
12 I've had people come up to me and say Jake and Elwood Blues are these legendary blues artists and I start thinking 'uh-oh'.
13 In 1991: "I live with the "Twilight Zone" every day of my life."
14 [Commenting on visiting Paramount for the first time in years.] "I felt like Norma Desmond."
15 I've done every job there is to do on a movie set except makeup. Wait a minute, I've done makeup. I've done every job there is to do on a movie set except hairdressing.
16 When 'Animal House' turned out the way it did, they all rushed to me with barrels of money begging me to make them rich.
17 The [movie industry] ratings board reflect[s] the morals of the times. So now, with Reagan as president, it's all right to shred children, but bare breasts are pretty disgusting. The morality of the times is deeply sick. American Film Institute speech, January 27, 1982


Pictures

All John Landis pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Golden Unicorn for Career Achievement Amiens International Film Festival
2010 Career Award Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007) Mike Richardson (produced by)

Robert Engelman (produced by)

Larry Rickles (produced by)
2004 Copper Wing Tribute Award Phoenix Film Festival
2004 Time-Machine Honorary Award Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
1992 CableACE CableACE Awards Comedy Series Dream On (1990) Kevin Bright (executive producer)

David Crane (co-executive producer)

Marta Kauffman (co-executive producer)

Bill Sanders (supervising producer)

Robb Idels (producer)

Ron Wolotzky (producer)
1985 Special Jury Prize Cognac Festival du Film Policier Into the Night (1985)
1982 Best Film Fantafestival Schlock (1973)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director The Stupids (1996)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Comedy Series Dream On (1990) Leslie Belzberg (executive producer)

Kevin Bright (executive producer)

Robert K. Weiss (executive producer)

Stephen Engel (co-executive producer)

Ron Wolotzky (co-executive producer)

Jeff Greenstein (supervising producer)

Tom Maxwell (supervising producer)

Bill Sanders (supervising producer)

Jeff Strauss (supervising producer)

Don Woodard
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Directing a Comedy Series Dream On (1990)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Comedy Series Dream On (1990) Leslie Belzberg (executive producer)

Robert K. Weiss (executive producer)

Stephen Engel (co-executive producer)

Ron Wolotzky (co-executive producer)

Bill Sanders (supervising producer)

Tom Maxwell (supervising producer/writer)

Don Woodard (supervising producer/writer)

Robb Idels (producer)

Victor Levin (writer)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Directing a Comedy Series Dream On (1990)
1995 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
1994 CableACE CableACE Awards Comedy Series Dream On (1990) Kevin Bright (executive producer)

David Crane (co-executive producer)

Marta Kauffman (co-executive producer)

Jeff Greenstein (supervising producer)

Bill Sanders (supervising producer)

Jeff Strauss (supervising producer)

Ron Wolotzky (producer)

Robb Idels (producer)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Comedy Series Dream On (1990) Kevin Bright (executive producer)

David Crane (co-executive producer)

Marta Kauffman (co-executive producer)

Bill Sanders (supervising producer)

Robb Idels (producer)

Ron Wolotzky (producer)

Jeff Greenstein (producer)

Jeff Strauss (producer)
1992 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Oscar (1991)
1991 ACE CableACE Awards Comedy Series Dream On (1990) Kevin Bright (executive producer)

Bill Sanders (supervising producer)

David Crane (producer)

Robb Idels (producer)

Marta Kauffman (producer)

Ron Wolotzky (producer)
1984 ACE CableACE Awards Documentary Special The Making of 'Thriller' (1983) George Folsey Jr. (producer)

Michael Jackson (producer)
1984 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) Steven Spielberg

Joe Dante

George Miller
1984 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Trading Places (1983)
1982 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing An American Werewolf in London (1981)


Filmography

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Kill 2015/I Short executive producer completed
An American Werewolf in London executive producer announced
Wendy Liebman: Taller on TV 2011 producer
Some Guy Who Kills People 2011 executive producer
Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen 2008 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007 Documentary producer
Michael Jackson: Number Ones 2003 Video documentary producer - segment "Thriller"
The Kronenberg Chronicles 2002 TV Movie executive producer
The Lost World 1999 TV Series executive producer
The Lost World 1999 TV Movie executive producer
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show 1998 TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Susan's Plan 1998 producer
The Lost World 1998 executive producer
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 producer
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II 1997 Video documentary producer - segment "Thriller"
The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas 1996 TV Movie executive producer
Dream On 1990-1996 TV Series executive producer - 119 episodes
Campus Cops 1996 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Here Come the Munsters 1995 TV Movie executive producer
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory 1995 Video documentary producer - segment "Thriller"
Sliders 1995 TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
Weird Science 1994 TV Series executive producer
Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 executive producer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1986 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Clue 1985 executive producer
B.B. King: Into the Night 1985 Video documentary short producer
The Making of 'Thriller' 1983 Video documentary producer
Michael Jackson: Thriller 1983 Video short producer
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 producer
Coming Soon 1982 Video documentary producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory 1995 Video documentary videos "Thriller", "Black or White"
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994
Dangerous: The Short Films 1993 Video documentary video "Black Or White"
Innocent Blood 1992
Michael Jackson: Black or White 1991 Video short
Oscar 1991
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special 1990 TV Movie
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1990 TV Series 1 episode
Coming to America 1988
Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 segments "Mondo Condo", "Hospital", "Blacks Without Soul", "Don 'No Soul' Simmons", "Video Date"
¡Three Amigos! 1986
Spies Like Us 1985
George Burns Comedy Week 1985 TV Series 1 episode
Into the Night 1985
Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration 1985 TV Special documentary
B.B. King: Into the Night 1985 Video documentary short segments "Into the night", "My Lucille", "In the midnight hour"
Michael Jackson: Thriller 1983 Video short
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 segment "one", prologue
Trading Places 1983
Coming Soon 1982 Video documentary
An American Werewolf in London 1981
The Blues Brothers 1980
Animal House 1978
The Kentucky Fried Movie 1977
Schlock 1973
Franklin & Bash 2012 TV Series 1 episode
Burke and Hare 2010
What If...? 2009 TV Series co-director - 1 episode
Psych 2007-2008 TV Series 3 episodes
Fear Itself 2008 TV Series 1 episode
The McCartney Years 2007 Video documentary music video director
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007 Documentary
Masters of Horror 2005-2006 TV Series 2 episodes
The Great Sketch Experiment 2006 Short
Slasher 2004 TV Movie documentary
Michael Jackson: Number Ones 2003 Video documentary videos "Thriller", "Black or White"
The Kronenberg Chronicles 2002 TV Movie
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show 1999 TV Series 1 episode
Susan's Plan 1998
Blues Brothers 2000 1998
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II 1997 Video documentary video "Thriller"
The Stupids 1996
Dream On 1990-1996 TV Series 17 episodes
Campus Cops 1996 TV Series 2 episodes

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tales of Halloween 2015 Jebediah Rex (segment "The Ransom of Rusty Rex")
Blast Vegas 2013 TV Movie Salesman #1
Holliston 2012 TV Series John Landis
Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader 2012 Professor
Psychoville 2011 TV Series Director
The Boondocks 2010 TV Series Counseling Group Leader
The Scenesters 2009 Judge Paxton B Johnson
Parasomnia 2008 Dept. Store Manager
Look 2007 Aggravated Director
Torrente 3: El protector 2005 Embajador árabe
The Ax 2005 Père copain Maxime
Spider-Man 2 2004 Doctor
Surviving Eden 2004 Doctor Levine
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby 1999 Judge
Diamonds 1999 Gambler
Mad City 1997 Doctor
Laws of Deception 1997 Judge Trevino
Quicksilver Highway 1997 TV Movie Surgical Assistant
Vampirella 1996 Video Astronaut #1 (Beard)
The Stand 1994 TV Mini-Series Russ Dorr
The Silence of the Hams 1994 FBI Agent
Dream On 1991-1994 TV Series Herb
Venice/Venice 1992 John Landis
Body Chemistry II: The Voice of a Stranger 1992 Dr. Edwards
Sleepwalkers 1992 Lab Technician
Michael Jackson: Black or White 1991 Video short Director
Psycho IV: The Beginning 1990 TV Movie Mike Calveccio
Darkman 1990 Physician
Spontaneous Combustion 1990 Radio Technician
Into the Night 1985 SAVAK
The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 Leonard Winesop
Trading Places 1983 Man with briefcase (uncredited)
Eating Raoul 1982 Man who bumps into Mary at the bank (uncredited)
An American Werewolf in London 1981 Man Being Smashed into Window (uncredited)
The Blues Brothers 1980 Trooper La Fong
1941 1979 Mizerany
The Muppet Movie 1979 Grover (uncredited)
The Kentucky Fried Movie 1977 TV Technician Thrown by Gorilla (segment "A.M. Today") (uncredited)
Death Race 2000 1975 Mechanic
The Six Million Dollar Man 1974 TV Series Michael
Schlock 1973 Schlock
Battle for the Planet of the Apes 1973 Jake's Friend
Red Sun 1971 Henchman (uncredited)
Kelly's Heroes 1970 Sister Rosa Stigmata (uncredited)

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops 2 2009 TV Series director - 1 episode
Sliders 1996-1997 TV Series executive consultant - 38 episodes
The Muppet Movie 1979 additional puppeteer: "Grover" - uncredited
Kelly's Heroes 1970 production assistant - uncredited

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An American Werewolf in London 1981 screenplay announced
Masters of Horror 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Susan's Plan 1998 written by
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 film The Blues Brothers / written by
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II 1997 Video documentary treatment - segment "Thriller"
An American Werewolf in Paris 1997 characters in An American Werewolf in London
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory 1995 Video documentary treatment - segment "Thriller"
Jason and the Argonauts: An Interview with Ray Harryhausen 1995 Video documentary short
Clue 1985 story
Michael Jackson: Thriller 1983 Video short written by
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 prologue
Coming Soon 1982 Video documentary
An American Werewolf in London 1981 written by
The Blues Brothers 1980 written by
Holmes and Yo-Yo 1976 TV Series story - 1 episode
Schlock 1973 writer

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An American Werewolf in London 1981 stunts - uncredited
My Name Is Nobody 1973 stunts - uncredited
Chato's Land 1972 stunts - uncredited
Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 stunt performer - uncredited
The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968 stunt performer - uncredited
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 stunt performer - uncredited

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 lyrics: "John The Revelator"
Schlock 1973 lyrics: "See You Next Wednesday"

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kelly's Heroes 1970 assistant director - uncredited

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 executive music producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mexican Thriller 2016 Short thanks
No Reasons 2016 grateful acknowledgment
Ask the StoryBots 2016 TV Series special thanks - 6 episodes
Shooting the Warwicks 2015 special thanks
Stairways 2015 Short special thanks
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk 2014 special thanks
Attack of the Gorilla! 2013 special thanks
The Body 2013/I Short special thanks
Him Indoors 2012 Short special thanks
The Captured Bird 2012 Short special thanks
Grabbers 2012 special thanks
Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter 2011 special thanks
Solo hay una 2011 Short very special thanks
Animal 2011/II Short special thanks
Noch' Naprolyot 2011 Short acknowledgment
Werebitches 2010 Short special thanks
2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams 2010 special thanks
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr. 2010 Video documentary short special thanks
Starz Inside: The Face Is Familiar 2009 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Animal House: The Inside Story 2008 TV Movie special thanks
Homo Erectus 2007 the producers wish to thank
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' 2005 Video documentary special thanks
Transposing the Music 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
2001 Maniacs 2005 special thanks
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary acknowledgment: photos courtesy of
Zombie Honeymoon 2004 special thanks
Finding Home 2003 thanks
The American Nightmare 2000 Documentary special thanks
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man' 1999 Video documentary short special thanks
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000' 1998 Video documentary short special thanks
Mallrats 1995 the director would like to thank: for giving me something to do throughout my youth on Friday nights
The Dark Backward 1991 grateful acknowledgment
Waxwork 1988 dedicated to - as Landis
Eating Raoul 1982 the producers wish to thank

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Stories Behind the Making of 'The Blues Brothers' 1998 Video documentary Himself
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
The Abbey Road Story 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
A-Z of Horror 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Who Is Henry Jaglom? 1997 Documentary Himself
Les deniers du culte 1997 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Masters of Fantasy 1996 TV Series documentary Himself - Writer Director
Caroline in the City 1996 TV Series Himself
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 1996 TV Series documentary Quote Reader
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory 1995 Video documentary Director ('Black or White' video)
Eek!stravaganza 1995 TV Series Himself
Jason and the Argonauts: An Interview with Ray Harryhausen 1995 Video documentary short Himself
Dangerous: The Short Films 1993 Video documentary Himself ('Making of Black or White segment')
Night of the Living Dead: 25th Anniversary Documentary 1993 Video documentary Himself
Jerry Lewis: Total Filmmaker 1993 TV Movie Himself
The Famous Monsters 1993 World Convention Souvenir Video 1993 Video documentary
Martin & Lewis: Their Golden Age of Comedy 1992 TV Movie Himself
Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Horror Hall of Fame 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Entertainment Tonight 1990 TV Series
Stand-up Comics Take a Stand 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
Stephen King's World of Horror 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself
B.B. King: Into the Night 1985 Video documentary short Himself / SAVAK
1st Annual MTV Video Music Awards 1984 TV Special Himself
Trading Places: Industry Promotional for ShoWest 1983 Video short Himself
Trading Places: Trading Stories 1983 Video short Himself
The Making of 'Thriller' 1983 Video documentary Himself
Take One: Fear on Film 1982 TV Movie Himself
Behind the Scenes: 'An American Werewolf in London' 1981 TV Short documentary Himself
Fantasy Film Festival 1979 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1978 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1972 TV Series Himself
The T.A.M.I. Show 1964 Documentary Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film 2018 Documentary filming Himself
How 2 Make a Film: Billion $ Weekend 2015 Documentary completed Himself
How to Sell a Film Documentary filming Himself
Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film Documentary post-production Himself
King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen Documentary post-production Himself
Resurrecting Doug Dunning Documentary post-production
Días de cine 2016 TV Series Himself
Sidemen: Long Road to Glory 2016 Documentary Himself
Le complexe de Frankenstein 2015 Documentary Himself
The 1st Annual Carney Awards 2015 Himself - Presenter
In Their Own Words 2015 TV Series Himself - Friend & Filmmaker
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon 2015 Documentary Himself / Film Director
Out of Print 2014/I Documentary Himself
The Real History of Science Fiction 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Vanity Fair: Decades 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary short
Trespassing Bergman 2013 Documentary Himself
The Nation's Favourite Dance Moment 2013 TV Special documentary Himself
The AckerMonster Chronicles! 2012 Documentary Himself
Bergmans video 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (2012)
Ain't It Cool with Harry Knowles 2012 TV Series Himself
Beast Wishes 2012 Documentary Himself
Inside Horror 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Zombies 2011 Documentary
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan 2011 Documentary Himself - Director of Blues Brothers
The Future of Fear 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Wright Stuff 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
Loose Women 2011 TV Series Himself
Nightmare Factory 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Landis, Baker and Burns 2011 Video short Himself
Vegas Cinefest 2011 Himself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Film Director
Feel the Grind: The Making of 'American Grindhouse' 2010 Video documentary Himself
Post Mortem with Mick Garris 2010 TV Series Himself
The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry 2010 Documentary Himself
Machete Maidens Unleashed! 2010 Documentary Himself
American Grindhouse 2010 Documentary Himself - Director, Animal House
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr. 2010 Video documentary short Himself - Writer / Director
Biography 1996-2010 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Director, Animal House / Himself - Director
Bob Burns' Hollywood Halloween 2009 Video documentary Himself
Teen spirit: Les ados à Hollywood 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Vittorio D. 2009 Documentary Himself
Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' 2009 Documentary Himself
Breakfast 2004-2009 TV Series Himself
Into the Pit: The Shocking Story of Deadpit.com 2009 Documentary Himself
Tattoos: A Scarred History 2009 Documentary Himself
Starz Inside: The Face Is Familiar 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fawlty Exclusive: Basil's Best Bits 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 Documentary Himself
Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Filmmaker
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Animal House: The Inside Story 2008 TV Movie Himself
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero 2008 Documentary Himself
Séries express 2008 TV Series Himself
Secret's Out 2006-2008 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Greatest Ever 80s Movies 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ciak Point Torino 2007 2007 TV Movie Himself
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story 2007 Documentary Himself
Bloodsucking Cinema 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007 Documentary Himself / Sister Rosa Stigmata
British Film Forever 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
The Return of the Living Dead: The Decade of Darkness 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Character Building: The Many Faces of Rick Baker 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Composing America: The Musical Talents of Nile Rodgers 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Fit for Akeem: The Costumes of 'Coming to America' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Insider Trading: The Making of 'Trading Places' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Prince-ipal Photography: The Coming Together of America 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Trade in 'Trading Places' 2007 Video short Himself
Trading Places: Dressing the Part 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Trailers from Hell 2007 TV Series Himself - Host
Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman 2007 Documentary Himself
2007 Muppet Presentation Pilot 2007 Video short Himself
Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Greatest Ever Comedy Movies 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Himself
The Sci-Fi Boys 2006 Documentary Himself
Inside the Asylum: The Making of '2001 Maniacs' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
(buz'be bur'kle)n. A Study in Style 2006 Video short Himself
Busby Berkeley's Kaleidoscopic Eyes 2006 Video short Himself
Footlight Parade: Music for the Decades 2006 Video short Himself
Animal Hooves: An Interview with John Landis 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Pop Videos 2005 TV Movie Himself
The Perfect Scary Movie 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' 2005 Video documentary Himself
Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy 2005 Video documentary Himself
Animal Icons 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Remembering John 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Transposing the Music 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Hollywood's Master Storytellers: The Blues Brothers 2005 TV Movie Himself
Movies' Greatest Cars 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection 2005 Video documentary
Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen 2004 Documentary Himself
Mario Bava: Operazione paura 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Unseen + Untold: The Blues Brothers 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Musicals 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dinner for Five 2003 TV Series Himself
Unseen + Untold: National Lampoon's Animal House 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Night Bites: Women and Their Vampires 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update 2003 Video short Himself (voice)
Forever Ealing 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Masters of Horror 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Essential Michael Jackson 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Director 'Thriller'
VH-1 Behind the Movie 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Screen Tests of the Stars 2002 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
The Big Breakfast 2002 TV Series Himself
It's Black Entertainment 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
Beverly Hills Cop III: Triple Axel 2002 Video short Himself
I Love 1980's 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
An American Werewolf in London: Casting of the Hand 2001 Video short Himself
John Landis on an American Werewolf in London 2001 Video short Himself
The American Nightmare 2000 Documentary Himself
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man' 1999 Video documentary short Himself - -Host
Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River 1998 Documentary Himself
The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion 1998 Video documentary Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the Basement 2014 TV Series Himself
Too Young to Die 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2009 TV Series documentary Radio Technician
Michael Jackson 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
20 to 1 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2005 TV Series Himself
Michael Jackson: Number Ones 2003 Video documentary Himself (segment "Black or White")
The Michael Jackson Story 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Michael Jackson's Private Home Movies 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Great Performances 1994 TV Series Leonard Winesop
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater 1993 TV Series Dr. Edwards
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